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Diocese of

Rourkela

India India

Continent: South and East Asia

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 9,675 km²

Population: 248,560 Catholics (13.2% of 1,877,000 total) (2014)

Ecclesiastical Province: Cuttack–Bhubaneswar

Neighbouring Dioceses: Sambalpur (↙), Raigarh (←), Simdega (↑), Jamshedpur (↗), Balasore (→)

Depends on: Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

Statistics: 41 parishes, 176 priests (84 diocesan, 92 religious), 617 lay religious (212 brothers, 405 sisters), 19 seminarians (2014)

History


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Bishop (2013.07.26 – ...):Bishop Kishore Kumar Kujur (52)Bishop Kishore Kumar Kujur (52)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Rourkela (Roman Rite)

Bishop Kishore Kumar Kujur (52)Bishop Kishore Kumar Kujur (52)Permalink
(2013.07.26 – ...)

Bishop of Rourkela (India)

Born:1964.01.06 (India)
Ordained Priest:1993.02.07
Consecrated Bishop:2013.09.29

Bishop of Rourkela (India) (2013.07.26 – ...)

Archbishop John Barwa, S.V.D. (61)Bishop John Barwa, S.V.D. (61) (later Archbishop)Permalink
(2009.04.02 – 2011.02.11)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Cuttack–Bhubaneswar (India)

Born:1955.06.01 (India)
Ordained Priest:1985.04.14
Consecrated Bishop:2006.04.19

Coadjutor Bishop of Rourkela (India) (2006.02.04 – 2009.04.02)

Bishop of Rourkela (India) (2009.04.02 – 2011.02.11)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Cuttack–Bhubaneswar (India) (2011.02.11 – ...)

Bishop Alphonse Bilung, S.V.D. (83)Bishop Alphonse Bilung, S.V.D. (83)Permalink
(1979.07.04 – 2009.04.02)

Bishop emeritus of Rourkela (India)

Born:1933.06.05 (India)
Ordained Priest:1961.10.03
Consecrated Bishop:1979.11.03

Bishop of Rourkela (India) (1979.07.04 – 2009.04.02)

Former Prelates


as of 2016.07.27

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